The purpose of this position is to promote the image of CDHS online and visually for both internal and external audiences.
This position creates digital and social media initiatives to help CDHS educate, inform and engage the public about CDHS' programs and services. This position leads the Department's efforts to design and maintain its website, and is the Department's lead social media specialist, creating and executing social media strategies to engage and inform stakeholders about CDHS programs and services.
For internal audiences, this position supports the Department's intranet, serves as the Department's brand compliance expert to promote consistent use of CDHS' brand, and is a digital resource for other CDHS communicators.


 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights:
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Three (3) years professional experience designing and developing web content and managing a professional social media account (personal use of social media will not qualify as professional experience).

Professional experience in the areas noted above that provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-to-year basis for the bachelor's degree.
Definition of Professional Experience:
Work that involves exercising discretion, analytical skill, judgment, and personal accountability, and responsibility for creating, developing, integrating, applying, and sharing an organized body of knowledge that characteristically is uniquely acquired through an intense education or training regimen at a recognized college or university; equivalent to the curriculum requirements for a bachelor's or higher degree with major study in or pertinent to the specialized field; and continuously studied to explore, extend, and use additional discoveries, interpretations, and application and to improve data, materials, equipment, applications and methods.
Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will exhibit:

  • Strong background in digital communications, web development/design and social media
  • Demonstrated experience writing and editing clear and concise content for online use
  • Experience developing and executing successful strategic social media plans and toolkits
  • Experience creating and managing pages Drupal and Google Sites
  • Graphic design skills
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to set and prioritize workload, identify short and long-term goals and develop strategies to achieve them
  • Experience in the public sector/government
  • Highly motivated and organized
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a team
  • Ability to work with multiple, competing deadlines on a daily basis; ability to easily transition from one priority to another and manage constant interruptions, while
  • remaining productive and meeting deadlines
  • Outcome-driven, strong demonstration of successful performance in a data-focused environment
  • Knowledge of and experience with the AP Stylebook and organizational style guides
  • Experience with reviewing analytics and developing regular reports 
  • Conditions of Employment:
  • The successful candidate will possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license and be able to travel (up to 20%) of time to attend meetings, community outreach initiatives, and events throughout Colorado using personal transportation or a state vehicle.
  • The successful candidate will be willing and able to perform work in excess of 40 hours per week as work dictates.
  • The successful candidate will be willing to submit to and be able to successfully pass a criminal background check.
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